Review – NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien


When faced with a row of beautiful NARS Satin Lip Pencils before you, it is indeed very difficult not to cave in and want to go with the very pretty and popular bright colors. On its own – they look so enticing. On the lips of others – they look so bold and exciting! Unfortunately, i can’t help but be old, boring, practical me. I know they won’t get much use just because i seldom reach out for bright lip colors.

So, Rikugien it was. Rikugien is described as a rose pink by many. It’s a very safe color, and i can imagine it would look flattering on most skin tones. It  looks pretty natural on me, just how i like it. My lips are slightly pigmented, so it does look somewhat different from the hand swatch which you will see further below. (Retails for SGD37)

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien

Product Description: (taken from NARS website)

Satin Lip Pencil dresses up lips in statement shades that seduce with rich, color-bright pigments while drenching them in decadent moisture. A modern, long-wearing, vitamin-enriched formula in a jumbo pencil format to provide great wear and intense color with a satin finish. Use for lining, all-over lip color, or pairing with another lip product.

  • High-impact color.
  • Convenient, easy and precise application.

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien

My Thoughts:

The best thing about such jumbo crayon lip pencils is how easy it is to apply on the lips. Never worry about precise application while on the go again! Super convenient! I won’t say much about the packaging cos it’s just straightforward and lightweight, nothing to shout about really.

One thing to note about this color though, is that it’s definitely less pigmented than the brights from the same range. If you like your colors rich and pigmented, this is definitely not for you. Though it doesn’t dry out your lips, it doesn’t feel particularly hydrating on the lips, and it doesn’t last very well through a meal/coffee either. So be prepared to re-apply as necessary.

Otherwise, i think this is super handy to have on the go, for an everyday lip color. Here’s a FOTD i did yesterday with Rikugien.
What do you think?

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien

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